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Reinhold Munderloh


BANCROFT — Services for Reinold Munderloh, 91, of rural Bancroft, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Bancroft. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at Minnick Funeral Home in West Point and will continue from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday.


Reinold Hermann Munderloh, age 91, went home to be with his Lord on Nov. 4, 2016. He was born on April 28, 1925, to Edward and Anna Groth Munderloh on the farm southwest of Bancroft. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith by the Rev. William Harms on May 24, 1925. He attended the Zion Lutheran parochial school and was confirmed in his faith in 1939 at Zion.

Reinold was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 8, 1945, and attended boot camp in Tyler, Texas. He served in the occupation of Italy, first as a guard in Naples and later as a cook. During his time in Italy, he was able to visit Venice, the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri, and the ruins of Pompeii and the coliseum in Rome. He was also in Switzerland and Austria. He was honorably discharged from the Army on Feb. 3, 1947, and came back home to the farm.

He was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, serving at various times as head usher, trustee and elder. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 191, Bancroft. In 2011, he was recognized for his 60 years of membership in the post. He enjoyed bowling on the church team and playing volleyball with the young people’s group of the church.

Farming was the center of his life. He farmed the “home place,” raised cattle and hogs and had a dairy herd. In his early days on the farm, horses provided the power and corn was picked by hand. In 2015, he was honored to receive the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award, recognizing 100 years of ownership by the same family. He enjoyed nothing more than being outside on the tractor, skid-loader or the lawn mower.

On Oct. 28, 1982, he married Kathie Jaspersen at Grace Lutheran Church in West Point. They recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary.

Reinold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Arthur, Clarence and Melvin; sisters-in-law Marillyn and Herta Munderloh; nieces Genevera Munderloh and Beth Prazak; nephew Michael Kardell; and great-nephew Daniel Munderloh.

He is survived by his spouse, Kathie; sister Darlene (Robert) Kardell of Omaha; brother Donald (Lois Ann) Munderloh of Scribner; sisters-in-law Susan (John) Jacobson of Annapolis, Md., and Nancy (Stan) Rochlitz of Paxton; and many nephews and nieces.

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O’NEILL — Services for Sharlene Summers, 72, O’Neill, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the First United Methodist Church in O’Neill. The Rev. Brian Loy will officiate. Burial will be in the O’Neill Cemetery.

TILDEN — Services for Betty E. Schwarting, 92, Oakdale, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Oakdale. John Petersen will officiate with burial in Oakdale Cemetery.

ELGIN — Services for Marianne L. “Ann” Kittelson, 88, Elgin, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Huffman-Levander Funeral Home in Elgin. The Rev. Mary Avidano will officiate. Burial will be in West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin.

PENDER — Services for Elsbeth “Elsie” Jahde, 85, Pender, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. The Rev. Karen McNeil-Utecht will officiate. Burial will be in the Rosehill Cemetery in Pender.

NELIGH — A celebration of life for Cloyd Kilpatrick Jr., 91, Neligh, will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Neligh Senior Center in Neligh with a slide show and time of sharing at 3 p.m.

YANKTON — Services for Nanette (Neitzke) Halvorson, 55, Yankton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Yankton. The Rev. Dani Jo Bierwagen will officiate with burial in the Yankton Cemetery.

Services for Dennis L. Burnison, 60, Aurora, Colo., formerly of Stanton, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Chapel of Horan & McConaty in Aurora. The Rev. Jay Oertli will officiate.

LEIGH — Memorial services for Karen R. Boning, 70, Menomonie, Wis., formerly of Leigh, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Leigh. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Creston.

LINDSAY — Services for Irene Gasper, 82, Platte Center, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

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Jimmy Johns